Are these the six new players Rodgers wants at Liverpool next season?

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Liverpool could reportedly make up to six new signings this summer, so we have come up with a list of possible arrivals at Anfield.

Reports at the weekend suggested Liverpool could be in the market for up to six new first-team players this summer, given the extra demands of the Champions League and Brendan Rodgers’ desire to ensure this domestic campaign was not a one off.

But who would those players be? And in which areas do Liverpool most need to strengthen?

Below we consider six players who could well on the Reds’ wish-list this summer, with defenders, midfielders and goal-getters all in the frame.

Ogenyi Onazi

The 21-year-old Nigerian international has already admitted he would “jump at the chance” to play for Liverpool in the future. The Lazio man is able to play as a central midfielder or in more of a holding role, and it could be the latter where he is used most regularly by Rodgers should he arrive.

Liverpool will need strength in depth in central areas and they could do a lot worse than sign a player who has impressed with a string of fine performances this season.

Antoine Griezmann

Signing the Frenchman would be a master-stroke by Rodgers, and while there are no out-and-out frontmen on this list, Griezmann more than fits the bill when it comes to goal-scorers and creators.

The Real Sociedad winger is most comfortable on the left side but can also play from the opposite flank or through the centre when required. He has scored 20 goals so far this campaign for the Spanish side and will be on the top of many club’s shopping list come the close-season.

Roberto Firmino

Another potential jewel in the crown, the Brazilian had been tipped to move to Liverpool before agreeing a new contract at Hoffenheim. And yet the rumours persist, and if Liverpool make a big enough offer, they could still get their man.

Firmino has scored 21 goals and set up a further 16 this season, and he is still only 22.

He is exactly the kind of player who would fit into Liverpool’s style of play and he could be devastating in tandem with the likes of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.

Adam Lallana

The Southampton midfielder has been strongly linked with Liverpool and given his emergence in recent times that is no surprise. He is now performing consistently at another level and he would add real quality to the centre of the Reds’ midfield.

Given the number of games Liverpool will be playing next season, rotation will be key, and Lallana has what it takes to step in when the likes of Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson are not available.

Micah Richards

The Manchester City defender has been linked with a move to Liverpool for some time, with Rodgers reportedly having a bid rejected earlier this season. He may barely feature for the Blues these days, but at just 25 he still has so much to offer.

On his day he is an absolute rock in defence and that is something Liverpool will need following their frailities in that area this season. The fact that Richards can also play at right-back makes him more appealing despite the fact that Rodgers is well-stocked in that position.

Marcos Rojo

The 24-year-old Sporting Lisbon defender has been linked with a big-money move to Anfield, and given his flexibility in the back-line, that comes as no surprise.

The Argentine is equally comfortable at centre-back or as a left-sided full-back, and it is in the latter position that Rodgers is likely to go all out to strengthen this summer, given the departure of loanee Aly Cissokho and the fact that it remains something of a problem position for the Reds despite Jon Flanagan’s ability on either flank.

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